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The visitor economy – new guidance for reopening businesses

The government has released guidance on how businesses within the ‘visitor economy’ can reopen their doors in a safe manner from 4 July.  Designed to help employers, employees and the self-employed in England understand how to wo...


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Homeworking – should health and safety inspections be carried out in workers’ homes?

Public health experts believe that health and safety officials should be given the power to inspect workers’ own homes as employers are not taking their responsibilities to protect homeworkers seriously. Since the UK went into lockdown, lar...


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Over a third of drivers to stop car sharing as a result of COVID-19

Over a third of people are planning to stop car sharing permanently in the wake of COVID-19 according to a new web-based survey by independent car retailer, Motorpoint. Of the 750 people who took part in the poll, 41.3% thought giving a lift to pe...


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Is your workplace ready for vulnerable workers to return in August?

Employers will need to ensure their workplace is COVID-secure from 1 August, the government has said, as it announced that vulnerable employees who have been shielding can return to work from this date. The latest scientific evidence shows that c...


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HSE issues safety alert against facemasks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert regarding the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), urging employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. KN95 is a performance rating ...


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Review into helping employers support domestic abuse survivors launched

The availability of flexible working, unplanned leave and other employment needs will be examined in a new review of how employers and government could better support domestic abuse survivors at work. The review, launched by Business Minister Pau...